Hillary hadn’t meant to sleep with Bert Morder. She blamed the lack of public bathrooms, and one too many Jaeger bombs for her even contacting DJ XTC in the first place. Now, thanks to the Internet, and the unfortunate incident of the studio live stream, all of Chicago was wondering exactly who the girl with the red-soled shoe had been. But, just how long can she keep her identity a secret?
I received a copy of this book from the author for an honest and fair review.
Hillary is trying to keep up with her best friend Ivy, with partying,designer clothing, home, job, boyfriends, free drinks at the bar, you name it, she envies it all. The young cast of the radio world seems superficial, frivolous and a bit catty.
From all the characters, Bert is my favorite. He's smart, sensible, sincere, reliable... you name it! True stand up kind of guy, he's easy to love.
With the growing pains to adulthood, Hilary makes some incredible choices, that ricochet to people closest to her, and change her life. Nearly destroying her own, and some loved one's careers. The fallback is heartbreaking, even though she has no one to blame but herself.
Obviously I'm not the target audience for these types of Young Adult stories. And even though I think this book could use some editing and corrections (wrong names at the wrong place), the story did hold my interest till the end. It reminded me of the TV series Gossip Girl in many ways.
So if you like books where the characters are in the door steps to adulthood, trying to figure out their lives, direction of their future, where they party and shop constantly even though they can't afford it, talk and text obsessively, mostly gossiping, and where friends are your worst enemies in so many different ways -- this book is for you!
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me